Author Archives: Roland_Keates

Niki de Saint Phalle "Buddha"

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle was born in France and grew up in America. after an early career as a fashion model, she studied theatre and acting in Paris before giving this up to become an artist.

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Barbara Hepworth at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Barbara Hepworth at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1903 and became one of the most significant artist of the 20th century.

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Bob and Roberta Smith

During our recent visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, I photographed some of my favourite sculptures. Bob and Roberta Smith aka Patrick Brill caught my eye “All Schools Should be Art Schools.”

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Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On a recent visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, I photographed some of my favourite Sculptures, one of the Sculptors I was interested in was a British artist Henry Moore. Read more

Bansri Chavda artist

Bansri Chavda is an Indian painter living and working in Mumbai. She thinks of herself as “a storyteller of the world about us.” Bansri raises the relevant questions about life, soul, and awareness. Bansri tells me that her art is like meditation – is a means to levitate into oneself. “My art is like a mantra given by my master – love, live, laugh, give!”

If Walls Could Talk

“If Walls Could talk”

A hidden History

A new documentary by Roland Keates

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Magical doorways in Rome

On my recent visit to Rome, quite by chance I stumbled on a magical doorway (so I thought). I had images of a bar, with sex orgies, demonic possession of Italian Virgins and occult sciences. Little did I know, I might have been on the right track to what the original doorway represented.

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Dali

Salvador Dali Not just a painter

Throughout his career, Salvador Dalí detoured from the paintings he’s best-known for to experiment with new mediums, most famously with Louis Buñuel in Un Chien AndalouRead more

Cuno Amiet

Paintings of Cuno Amiet

Cuno Amiet (1868-1961) was born in Solothurn, Switzerland, the son of the historian and local archivist J. J. Amiet. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to the Swiss realist painter Frank Buchser, a powerful personality, whose interest during the 1860s in the transcription of the effects of light, prefigured that of the Impressionists.

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Dekotora, a truckers delight

Dekotora, a truckers delight

I recently watched a 1970’s Dekotora movie called “Trucker” which stars the late great Bunta Sugawara as Momojiro Hoshi and Kinya Aikawa as Kinzo Matsushita, also known as “Jonathan.” If you have never watched this movie and your a trucker/lorry driver or enjoy something different than I reccomened this movie for several reasons. Read more

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